They may not be in a galaxy far, far away, but exotic locales such as the soaring sand dunes of Abu Dhabi and Iceland’s bubbling calderas help give Star Wars: The Force Awakens—which hits theaters in December—an otherworldly spirit similar to the original trilogy’s.
As Andrew Nelson writes in a recent feature story he wrote for Traveler magazine, Bulgaria is a whirlpool of civilizations. “Everyone, it seems, has come [here]. The Thracians, with their gold. Rome, with its legions. The Asiatic Bulgars, the country’s namesake. Also Huns, Slavs, Jews, Turks, with their many traditions.” Here are ten ways to do like the locals do in this Balkan beauty.
From the North York Moors to the wild east coast of northern England, Yorkshire offers some of the most dramatic landscapes in the British Isles. Here are the top 10 things to experience in this historic county.
Your calendar might say winter’s drawing near, but Cartagena de Indias, just a few degrees north of the Equator, is warm year-round. Flowers, the season’s clear skies, and world-class cultural events create an eclectic allure in this coastal resort city in Colombia.
Which 20 destinations received a coveted place on National Geographic Traveler’s “Best of the World” list this year? Be among the first to find out by joining @NatGeoTravel for a live Twitter chat on Thursday, November 19 at 1 p.m. ET.
Part serene dream, part gothic scream—England’s northern countryside keeps road-trippers guessing.
Join Traveler contributing editor Andrew Nelson—and fellow foodies around the world—for @NatGeoTravel’s next Twitter chat at 1:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 12.
Sandboarding may have been invented on California’s coastal dunes, but the sport reaches new adrenaline-packed heights on the rolling dunes of the Arabian Desert.
Falling asleep in church has been frowned upon—until now. Thanks to the Churches Conservation Trust, four of England’s historic churches become hallowed hostels by night.
Flight delayed? Long layover? Instead of waiting at the gate, you can pump iron, swim laps, or downward dog on a yoga mat without leaving the airport.
Slow life down with a ride among elephants and temples in the magical backwaters of southern India.